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Pakistan: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Visit in July

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

Pakistan's foreign minister says U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Islamabad in July.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters Saturday that his American counterpart would be visiting for a second session of their U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. The first session was held in March.

Qureshi was speaking alongside U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, who arrived in Islamabad Friday for talks with top Pakistani officials.

The cooperation announcement comes as Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed at least 12 militants.

Officials said a drone aircraft fired two missiles Saturday at a compound east of Miranshah, in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.

They said those killed included foreigners.

U.S. President Barack Obama has increased the use of drone strikes to target al-Qaida and Taliban hideouts in the tribal belt along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

Pakistan's government has objected to the attacks, saying they violate its sovereignty.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.